Township Committee Conference for Student Govt. Day

Tue, October 27
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
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Union County Freeholders Remind Residents of Free Mobile App to Connect Residents with Recycling Information

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders urges residents to download Recycle Coach to get reminded of their curbside recycling schedule, learn about upcoming county recycling events, get advised of any changes or interruptions to service and learn the best ways to recycle.  The free app is designed to help make recycling and solid waste information more accessible to County residents and ...

Union County’s New #SmashItDontTrashIt Campaign Makes New Green Energy from Old Halloween Pumpkins

Union County residents can put their Jack o’ Lanterns to good use after Halloween by participating in Union County’s new Pumpkin Recycling Program. The pumpkins will be collected by Union County and other local governments and brought to an organic waste recycler in Elizabeth, where they will be transformed into green energy.

“The Pumpkin Recycling Program is an easy, ...

Wake and Funeral Information for Phil Matrale

November 27, 2020

UNION, NJ - Wake and funeral information for Phil Matrale is provided below:

The wake for Matrale will be held Friday, Nov. 27, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m.  All who wish to attend the wake, must sign up via this website: for reservations, additional information and donations.  

Click here to view the funeral mass live stream on Saturday, ...

Union Public Library Going Back to Curbside Only Service

UNION, NJ - Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, the Union Public Library will return to curbside service only beginning Friday, November 27. The library will be closed to the public until further notice. “The safety of the community is our number one priority, and we have many ways to continue our service while our doors are closed,” read a library statement.


Holiday Tour of Union with Santa Set for Dec. 19

UNION, NJ - In lieu of the Township’s Annual Operation Gift Drop, they will be hosting a Holiday Tour of Union with Santa, set for Saturday, December 19 beginning at 12:00 p.m.

The car parade through Union will feature Santa, and members of Union's Police and Fire Departments.

The car parade will commence near Union High School and split into two different routes, ...

Union Students Named to New York Tech Presidential Honor List

November 16, 2020

OLD WESTBURY, NY - Two Union college students were among the more than 1,500 New York Institute of Technology students named to the university's Spring 2020 Presidential Honor List. To qualify for the Presidential Honor List, a student must achieve a minimum semester GPA of 3.7 and complete at least 12 credit hours without any incomplete grades. Here are the Union ...

Authorities Seek Public's Help in Identifying Woman Found Deceased in Elizabeth

November 27, 2020

ELIZABETH, NJ - A composite sketch of a woman found deceased in Elizabeth earlier this year has been created by the New Jersey State Police and is being distributed to the public and media in an attempt to identify her and learn more about the circumstances behind her death, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Elizabeth Police Department Chief Giacomo Sacca and Director Earl ...

Mother of Clark’s Caitlin Nelson Settles Lawsuit with Sacred Heart University

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The mother of Caitlin Nelson, who died in 2017 following an eating contest at Sacred Heart University, has withdrawn a lawsuit filed against the school, court records show. The university has agreed to settle the lawsuit under undisclosed terms, the Associated Press reported.

Court records show the complaint, filed by Rosanne Nelson in Connecticut Superior Court, was ...

Summit Robotics Lab Co-Founder Charged with Sexual Crimes Against Three Students

ELIZABETH, NJ - Christopher P. Marbaix, co-founder of a Summit-based robotics laboratory 'Robot Revolution', has been charged with sexual crimes against three students who attended classes there, acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay V. Ruotolo and Summit Police Chief Andrew Bartolotti jointly announced Thursday. 

Marbaix, 59, is charged with two counts of second-degree ...

Differing Narratives Emerge on Restaurant Group's Handling of Summit Roots Steakhouse COVID-19 Outbreak

SUMMIT, NJ - Harvest Restaurant Group of Morris Plains -- which operates 14 dining establishments in New Jersey, including Roots Steakhouse in Summit -- is getting grilled on social media over the way some claim it has handled a COVID-19 outbreak that caused the two-week closure of four of their restaurants. Shuttered for a fortnight are Roots Steakhouse and the ...

Late Westfield High School Principal’s Family Settles Malpractice Suit for $5.5M

WESTFIELD, NJ — Family of the Westfield High School principal, who died from complications following his bone marrow donation to a boy in France in 2019, have settled a medical malpractice lawsuit in the case for $5.5 million, court records show.

Sheronda Braker, fiancé of Principal Derrick Nelson, sued Hackensack University Medical Center, anesthesiologist Jerry M. Baratta, ...

Spanish Students (and Their Families) Learn the Bachata

November 24, 2020

UNION, NJ - Learning a new language requires understanding the customs of that culture. 

Union High School students studying Spanish with teacher Patricia Frazier learned about the popular Latin dance, bachata.  During the lesson, Frazier encouraged the students and their families to join in on the lesson.

"When learning a language, you must also learn about the customs ...

Connecticut Farms School Celebrates World Kindness Day

UNION, NJ - Last week, Connecticut Farms Elementary School students and staff celebrated kindness in honor of World Kindness Day on Nov. 13.

The school held a raffle for students.  Students were entered to win a book prize if they completed a "sprinkle of kindness" donut activity, where they brainstormed five acts to spread kindness to others.  A staff raffle was also held ...


Community Conversations: Healthy Holiday Decisions

The seasons of gratitude and giving can also come with some real dietary challenges. On this Community Conversation, Dr. Elkin Nunez, director of endocrinology at Atlantic Health System's Morristown Medical Center, will share some important tips to help those with diabetes make healthy holiday decisions.


Worried about Memory Decline? Screening Can Ease Your Mind

Memory loss can be scary. People often ignore worrisome changes in thinking and behavior as they age, but it’s important to find out what is causing the changes. If you are among the 10% of seniors who develop Alzheimer’s disease, you can learn about treatments to slow its progression and manage symptoms.

As a cognitive neurologist who helped develop Atlantic Health ...

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

Dear Martin by Nic Stone. (Ember, 2017)

“Last night changed me. I don’t wanna walk around all pissed off, and looking for problems, but I know I can’t continue to pretend nothing’s wrong, Yeah, there are no more ‘colored’  water fountains, and it’s supposed to be illegal to discriminate, but if I can be forced to sit on the concrete in too-tight ...

Hot Toddy Recipes: 6 Variations on the Classic Holiday Cocktail

November 27, 2020

These days, enjoying a cocktail with friends can mean meeting outdoors. Want something that will warm everyone up as the evenings turn colder? Hot toddies to the rescue!

Hot toddies are traditionally made with whiskey or brandy, lemon, honey and hot water or tea. You can add different garnishes that will affect the flavor, such as apple slices, lemon wheels, star anise, cloves, a couple ...

Cranberry Farming Has a History in NJ (Thanksgiving Recipe Included)

What’s Thanksgiving without cranberries? Whether you whip up a batch of homemade chutney (see below) or open a can of jellied sauce, there’s a good chance that the famous red berry will make an appearance in some way, shape or form with your feast. Ocean Spray reports that six in 10 Americans say cranberry sauce has and always will be on their Thanksgiving table every ...

NJ Restaurants Look to ‘Bubbles’ to Stay Afloat This Winter

In a normal winter, Mhairi Robertson tries to fill the seats inside Bistro La Source, a swanky French restaurant in Jersey City. This year, she’s trying to fill bubbles.

Robertson, the manager of the restaurant, says the six plastic dining bubbles situated in the restaurant’s parking lot is an essential part of their business plan, as indoor dining is currently capped at 12 ...

How to Make the Most of Your Downsized Thanksgiving Dinner (Recipe Included)

With the coronavirus pandemic surging forward, threatening to stomp all over our traditional get-together with relatives, Thanksgiving for many of us is going to be a lot quieter this year.

The CDC recommends that people avoid large gatherings and instead celebrate the holiday with the members of their household. As a result, a shorter guest list could require a few changes to the ...

New Jersey Date Night: Meet Me for Happy Hour

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Regardless of our relationship statuses, we’ve experienced a lot of unusual in 2020. From searching for paper products to seeking election resolution, New Jerseyans have been through the wringer. 

As we round the corner to concluding the year that can’t end soon enough, couples and ...

Documentary Filmmakers on the Untold Story of How Indigenous Women Influenced the Suffragette Movement

November 27, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- TAPintoTV Executive Producer Brian Brodeur talked with Director Katsitsionni Fox and Editorial Consultant Corinna Sager about the new documentary film Without a Whisper, the untold story of how indigenous women influenced the early suffragette movement in the United States. 

The film “uncovers that hidden history,” said Fox. Women in the Haudenosaunee ...

The 400th Anniversary of the Pilgrims Landing at Plymouth Rock and the History of Thanksgiving

PLYMOUTH, MA --  This year marks the 400th anniversary of the historic landing of the pilgrims at Plymouth Rock. A ship named the Mayflower set sail from England and eventually arrived at Plymouth Harbor, Massachusetts in 1620. The pilgrims originally tried to sail to Virginia, which was already an established colony at that time. However, rough seas and storms took them off course and they ...

How to Survive Political Discussions at Your Next Family Holiday Gathering

LITTLE FALLS, NJ -- Clinical psychologist Dr. Meryl Dorf sat down with TAPintoTV’s Executive Producer Brian Brodeur to provide strategies on how to negotiate potentially difficult political discussions at family holiday gatherings.

Dr. Dorf joined Brodeur at East Main Media Studios’ studio facility earlier in 2020, after being featured several times on TAPintoTV via Zoom. East ...